Ripple Effect Film Project 2020
World Water Day
Calling all young, budding filmmakers! We are planting the seeds of filmmaking, now just add water and watch you grow: Join the Ripple Effect Film Project by creating a short film about water. Finalists submissions will be shown at The Morton Theater on World Water Day, March 22, 2020.
This year the film contest is open to Pre-K through 12th-grade filmmakers of all experience levels in Athens-Clarke County and neighboring counties. Entries can be submitted by an individual or team. Films must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on February 2, 2020. No entry fees; cash prizes will be awarded!
New to filmmaking? For help with your film, visit our Short Film How-To Guide.
A drought is a prolonged period of time with abnormally low rainfall. Drought conditions can lead to water shortages in Athens and require restrictions on water use. Other communities may need to travel far distances to access fresh water when a drought occurs.
Ideas to get you started: What would a drought mean to you and your community? How can being water-efficient during times of non-drought help a community when drought hits? What tips or suggestions would you suggest during drought?
United States Drought Monitor
Weather Wiz Kids
University of Nebraska National Drought Mitigation Center
Drought in Georgia
Outdoor Water Use Schedule
Imagine being a raindrop. You probably think your life would consist of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, over and over and over. But the life of a raindrop isn't always so cut and dry. It can land on a sidewalk, roof, or street. Where would it travel from there? What happens if it picks up trash, dog poop, or oils along the way to the river?
The Fundamentals of the Water Cycle
The Water Cycle for Schools and Students
NASA: Precipitation Education
Litter has a nasty way of getting into our water. Sometimes trash finds its way into water intentionally, such as when it is thrown directly into the water. Other times it occurs unintentionally, such as when carelessly discarded trash is carried by wind or stormwater runoff. Either way, we need to do what we can to put trash in its place.
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Rivers Alive Athens
NOAA Marine Debris Program
EPA's Trash-Free Waters
Litter Fact Sheet, Carmel, IN
The World's Children's Prize - Litter Facts
Fix a Leak/WaterSense
Leaks can be sneaky! However, once you know where and how to look, you can chase down those leaks. Household leaks can waste nearly 1 TRILLION gallons of water annually nationwide. Every year, the EPA's WaterSense holds Fix a Leak Week to encourage people to become leak detectives and Fix a Leak. How can you spot a leak? How can you fix one? What does it mean to find a WaterSense labeled product?
Fix a Leak Week
WaterSense for Kids
Fix a Leak Week Teacher's Guide
Finding & Fixing Leaks Videos for Inspiration
10-Minute WaterSense Challenge
Best Overall Award Winner 2019
Congratulations to Alora Plemmons, winner of the Best Overall Award. In her video, Ocean View, Alora used humor to alert people to the dangers plastic straws create for sea life when not disposed of properly.
Visit the Lily Anne Phibian YouTube channel to view the entire playlist of 2019 Ripple Effect Film Project Finalist films.